This wonderful castle sits proudly in its own private estate, enjoying stunning views down a Highland glen, only 40 minutes from a major International airport.
This historic castle is to be found to the west of Inverness, sitting centrally within its own 12,000 private sporting estate, and is available on a self-catering basis. The L-plan castle dates back to the 13th century, with later additions added in the Georgian and Victorian eras.
The larger main section of the castle is available to let, which has the access from the rear. Once up on the first floor, there is a magnificent hallway with wood panelled sweeping staircase, which is is more "Monarch of the Glen" than "Gone with the Wind". The drawing room has sumptuous sofas and an open fire and is the perfect place to discuss the plans for the day ahead. The dining room, is an elegant room, with the kitchen opposite, with the option of less formal eating in the breakfasting room. There are two bedrooms and a shower room at this level. The majority of the accommodation can be found on the second floor, with two four poster double bedrooms, one double bedroom, one twin room, one single room and one triple room with two further bathrooms. (Please note that an estate cottage, which sleeps a further 6 people can be let as extra if required). On the ground floor of the castle, there is a drying room and a large games room, with full-size snooker table and table football table, giving adults and children alike some indoor entertainment. The grounds around the castle are substantial and consist of lawns, which are ideal for football or croquet. A hot tub is available May - September. Sporting activities on the estate are available as extra and include fishing and shooting, with wildlife photography and guided trips subject to availability.
WHAT TO DO IN THE AREAWith easy access to Inverness, being only 18 miles away, it is also close to Loch Ness and Castle Urquhart, with trips to the Culloden Visitor Centre and Fort George highly recommended. The capital of the Highlands, Inverness provides a bustling hub and perfect day trip to catch up with civilisation, culture and shopping. For children, the Inverness Aquadrome provides aquatic fun. Nessieland is available for those who want a close investigation of the Loch Ness monster. Activities in the area include excellent hill walking, horse-riding, mountain biking trails, fishing on the private estate or a more varied selection of fishing further afield. More extreme sports are also available for the more adventure minded. The Moray Firth provides dolphin watch tours. Golf can be found locally at the Aigas golf club or at the internationally renowned Castle Stuart golf club.